Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8


There is nothing like the sound, smoothness and the exhilaration of a V8 engine. After more than hundred years the V8 continues to be a prestigious option. The days are fading for the mighty V8. Fuel consumption,greenhouse gases, and demand is behind their eventual demise.  I want a V8!  Turbo, Supercharged 4 and 6 CylinderContinue reading “Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8”

Dodge Charger “The American Car”


Drive on America roadways, many of the cars look alike. At dusk the Honda, Nissan’s,Toyota, Hyundai’s on the road often blend into one car. Even the Bimmers and the Benz can look like your pedestrian car. With exception of the newer Cadillac Escalade’s and the Volvo’s, most boxy boring SUV’s, look like all other SUV’s.Continue reading “Dodge Charger “The American Car””

Give me a car with a stick….. NO SUV’s for me!


One wonders what Henry Ford, would think?  The car company bearing his name, will soon stop making cars.   With the exception of the Mustang (The Chinese love Mustangs) and a Chinese built Focus, that’s it.  Ford Motor Company will build Suv’s and Trucks. Ford wasn’t the first.  Chrysler unofficially killed the car in 2016.  TheContinue reading “Give me a car with a stick….. NO SUV’s for me!”

Chrysler is alive……for now


Chrysler is alive, for now.  At yesterdays FCA meeting the company’s five year plan is to invest into the brands that make money for Chrysler. Seventy five percent of FCA investment will go to Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. What that means, if you the current, Chrysler, Dodge or Fiat vehicles you will likeContinue reading “Chrysler is alive……for now”

Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?


A few years ago, familiar American nameplates started to disappear, Plymouth, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac victims of overcapacity.    These models share most components with other corporate models.   Plymouth shared engines, suspensions with Chrysler and Dodge. Mercury with Ford and Lincoln.   Chevrolet, Buick shared parts with Oldsmobile and Pontiac. American manufactures have long struggled building fuelContinue reading “Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?”